Friday, June 30, 2017

Shave of the Day - 6/30




Nivea Men Face Wash
Soap Commander Renewal Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #195
Gillette 195
Personna Super
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

The Soap Commander Renewal Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #195 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette 195 razor and Personna Super blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...



Thursday, June 29, 2017

Shave of the Day - 6/29



Nivea Men Face Wash
Williams Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #195
Gillette 195
Personna Super
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

The Williams Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #195 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette 195 razor and Personna Super blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Shave of the Day - 6/28

Nivea Men Face Wash
Col Conk Bay Rum Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #195
Gillette 198
Personna Super
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

Last minute change of plans. I decided to give my new horse hair brush a try. The Col Conk Bay Rum Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #198 horse hair brush. It lathered nicely, had good splaying, and just a little scritch. I did the two passes with the Gillette 195 razor and Personna Super blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Jayaruh #198

Horse hair brush.




Red and Black Old Type

A friend on The Shave Den sent me this custom Old Type that he did custom Gun Kote coatings on.

He did a red and black coating that he baked on, and he had a special carbon fiber tube made for the handle.



He also turned this brush handle and did matching coating for it. The knot is a 20 mm silvertip badger.



Jayaruh #199





Shave of the Day - 6/27



Nivea Men Face Wash
VDH Luxury Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #195
Gillette 195
Personna Super
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

The VDH Luxury Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #195 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette 195 razor and Personna Super blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, June 26, 2017

Jayaruh #200






Jayaruh #197





Shave of the Day - 6/26


Nivea Men Face Wash
CO Bigelow Shaving Cream
Jayaruh #195
Gillette 195
Personna Super
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

The CO Bigelow Shaving Cream face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #195 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette 195 razor and Personna Super blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Gillette New Improved Being Replated

I sent off my silver New Improved to be replated with rhodium. It arrived at its destination on June 9. The expected completion will be in the window of July 7-14. As of today, I am about halfway through the wait period. Here is what it looked like when sent.





Update: July 5, 2017

It is on its way home.




Update: July 8, 2017

The Tuckaway arrived today. It is a beauty. I will be putting it into action starting Monday.








Shave of the Day - 6/25


Nivea Men Face Wash
Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #188
Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
CVS SE
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

After the face wash, I applied some Proraso Pre-Shave Cream.The Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #188 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gem 1911 Lather Catcher with a CVS blade, and I ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Brushes In The Works

These are the five brushes I have in the works right now. They are in the last stages of finishing. The knot is just for photo purposes. The final knot is to be determined.

JR #200

JR #199
 The next brushes will be JR #197, 198, and 201, but I have not designated which will be which yet.